9/24/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out the day by going for a six mile run.  It felt good to get back out there and run again, as it had been almost two weeks.  I might have been able to run little farther, but six miles seemed like a good place to stop.

After my run, I worked in my garden for about two hours.  I weeded the sweet potatoes, harvested tomatoes, beans, okra, squash and peppers, and also cut some high weeds (with pruning shears) that were growing in the row.

In the afternoon, JoAnna and I chatted a bunch, then went to the junkyard.  At the junkyard, we picked up another gas cap for the Crown Vic.  I bought a cheap-o one from Walmart, and it didn’t seal properly, so hopefully, this one will do better.

In the evening, we had dinner at Annapurna and then finished up our grocery shopping for the week.  When we returned home, I did a bunch of cooking and then called it a night.

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9/10/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out the day by going on a 4 mile run around my neighborhood.  It felt good to get back out there and run, as Saturday was pretty lazy.

After that, I did a little housework before meeting with one of my students on Varsity Tutors.  We had an hour and a half lesson in Physics.

In the late afternoon, JoAnna and I did some grocery shopping, and went on a quick date to Whole Foods for dinner.  We sat outside and chatted until well after dark, before heading home.

In the evening, I did some cooking and finished processing the green chile from last week.  I had peeled all of it, but had not yet run all of it through the food processor.  Now, it’s all finished.

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8/6/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out my morning with a five mile run.  My time was not fantastic, but it did feel good to go running again.  It had been almost a month since my last run, due to my travels and work schedule.

When I returned from running, I weeded the gardens for two hours.  I did so without a shirt, so my back is now nice and red.  I can’t wait to strap on my backpack this morning, as I’m sure that will feel great.  While I was out there, I replaced the batteries in the weather station, as the transmitter was having trouble reaching the receiver inside the house.

In the evening, I did some cooking and cleaning.  I made some delicious tuna steaks, seared and coated with pepper and Old Bay.

I also applied for a handful of jobs on UpWork, so we’ll see how that goes.  Some of them were really neat!  I also updated my amateur radio logbooks and sent a few QSL cards.

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7/10/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the morning working in my garden and my sheds.  I had great summer plans of organizing both sheds and having a productive garden.  Well, summer is here, and I am way behind schedule, though I did plant 24 sweet potato plants and organize one of the sheds a bunch.

I spent the early afternoon sorting brass for reloading and organizing the larger shed.  Then, I came inside and worked on sorting through some paperwork in the house with JoAnna.  We recycled several large bags of old mail that had needed to go!

In the evening, JoAnna and I did some grocery shopping and then had a nice dinner at Whole Foods, watching the moon and the lightning.  Overall, it was a great day!

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7/9/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent the majority of the day outside.  I started out by going for an 8.1 mile run around Rio Rancho.  It got pretty hot along the way.  However, 8.1 miles is the farthest I’ve ever run.  It wasn’t quite continuous, as I had to stop and tie my shoe, and I also found random neat things along the way (wheel weights, a wrench extension, etc.) so I’d stop momentarily to pick them up.

Once I returned from my run, I worked in the garden for a while.  I weeded the second large bed, and set up a soaker hose.  I will plant 24 sweet potato plants there in a few minutes.

In the evening, I worked on my amateur radio logbooks.  I still have quite a few QSL cards here that need to be logged, sent and organized.  I logged another 30 or so that did not require me to send a response.  Today, I will go through more of the SASEs.

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7/2/17: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out the day by trying to photograph the International Space Station (ISS) pass at 5:22 am.  I saw it, but was unable to photograph it, unfortunately.  There will be another pass tomorrow, almost directly overhead (86 degrees), so I’ll try again.

After that, I ran for 6.67 miles.  I hadn’t been on a run in quite a few days, so it felt good to get out and run again.

Once I returned from my run, I spent several hours weeding and cleaning up my garden.  I have been disappointed in it so far this year, and have semi-avoided working in it for the last week or two.  However, I cleaned things up yesterday, and will hopefully stay ahead of it in the weeks to come.

In the afternoon, I did some grocery shopping, though I will do more today.  I also photographed my entire folder of car repair receipts and threw them away.  I am trying to clean up my house and make it as paper-free as possible.  I updated my car blog as I did this, so that I have that information in multiple places, electronically.

In the evening, I updated my DX4Win logs, and have now caught up on all of my amateur radio logbooks.  I will start sending out QSL cards this week, and hopefully catch up on that project as well.

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5/31/17: Daily Post

I am still battling depression.  I think it has settled in for the long haul.

I helped JoAnna plant her herb garden in the morning, and that was fun.  She has had the herbs for a while and was watering them by hand.  This new arrangement allows us to automate the watering process.  They look nice, too.

I went for a run, but it was shorter and slower than previous days.  With the igh humidity and still conditions, it was a bit miserable.

In the afternoon, I cooked some stir fry for the next few days, and. I also applied for some Upwork contracts and sent out some emails that neeed to be sent.

I have been fasting during the day for the most part.  I have a glass of chocolate milk in the morning, and then nothing during the day until after sundown.  Yesterday, I did eat something light in the late afternoon before dinner.

For dinner, I met JoAnna and Joey at her parents’ house for some chili.

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